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The Processing of applications for environmental licences is a key of the National Environment and Planning Agency. The Environmental Permit & Licence Applications Process outlines the approach taken from the receipt of the application to the approval or rejection of the application. It also includes procedures for appealing a decisions.

Categories of Licences

Seven categories of licences fall under the remit of the Agency:

1. Environmental Licence

Environmental Licence Application Form

2. Beach Licence
Beach Licence Applications Forms
Specific Checklists
3. Wastewater and Sludge Licence

The Natural Resources Conservation (Wastewater and Sludge) Regulations, 2013 outlines the

Wastewater and Sludge Applications Forms

4. Air Pollution Discharge Licence
  • Application Process Flow
  • Application Form
  • Annual Air Emissions Summary Report
  • User Manual
  • Notification of Uncontrolled Release
5. Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste
  • Export
  • Application Form
  • Notification Form
  • Sample Notification Form
  • Checklist
  • Transit
  • Application Form
  • Notification
  • Sample Notification Form
  • Categories
6. Wildfire Research Exemption under the Wild Life Protection Act
How to make an application for licences

Individuals or businesses wishing to make applications for licences are required to complete the respective application forms an adhere to the checklists for the applicable categories.

Applications that are not in conformance with the checklists will not be accepted.